Based on the principle of Mechanics => Consistency => Intensity, CrossFit Kids emphasizes good movement throughout childhood and adolescence.
***Consistently good mechanics translates to physical literacy, enhanced sports performance and fewer sports injuries for kids.***
Not only that, a vast body of research indicates that exercise is beneficial to cognitive function, which means consistent adherence to the program can have a positive impact on children’s academic achievement.
The mission of CrossFit West Springfield and our CrossFit Kids program is to help your children become the best version of themselves. We are committed to empowering children and young adults with the skills necessary to maximize their physical development, understand basic nutritional concepts and form the foundation for healthy habits both mentally and physically
Our CrossFit Kids program uses a combination of skill practice, workouts and games to develop the 10 General Physical Skills.
Some of which include: strength, power, stamina, coordination, and balance. Our classes include elements of gymnastics, weight lifting, body weight movements, running, jump roping, and more. Our Crossfit Kids coaches are dedicated to this methodology as well as the Crossfit Kids mission: Doing what is best for children.
It is intended to get kids moving in new and challenging ways, all while having a ton of fun. Fun means we provide an active alternative to sedentary pursuits, which means less childhood obesity and all-around better health for our children. This means that safety is our paramount concern, good form and proper technique is always stressed while practicing these movements and skills. or any age or experience level and accounts for the varied maturation status one can find in a class full of kids.
Although all the kids will learn the same movements and skills, the workout is tailored to fit the specific needs of each individual athlete, affording each child the opportunity to maximize their learning and development. We carefully look at age, ability and movement patterns to determine the most appropriate placement for the kids.